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Villaraigosa Points To Accomplishments

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa insists this past year was one of the best in his nearly six years as the city's chie...

Retreat leader speaks out over sweat lodge deaths

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — The self-help expert who led a spiritual retreat in Arizona where two people were overcome in a sweat lodge and later died has spoken out about the tragedy, saying it has left him "frustrated and confused."

At a seminar outside Los Angeles, James Arthur Ray broke down in tears as he addressed the deaths of Kirby Brown, 38, of Westtown, N.Y., and James Shore, 40, of Milwaukee.

Authorities say Brown, Shore and more than 50 other people attending the retreat near Sedona, Ariz., were crowded into a 415-square-foot sweat lodge during a two-hour period Thursday.

Brown and Shore died, and 19 others people were hurt. One remains in critical condition.

"This is the most difficult time I've ever faced," Ray told a crowd of about 200 at a hotel in Marina del Rey Tuesday. "I don't know how to deal with it really."

Real Daytime Drama: On the Set of All My Children's Last Day in New York

NYMag.com | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the soap-opera biz mortally wounded, the L.A.-bound cast is lucky to still have a show. Their NYC crew, not so much. ...

Adam Lambert Defends Shocking AMA Kiss

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Openly-gay performer Adam Lambert is defending his man-on-man kiss at the American Music Awards, saying female performers have been pus...

Conan rejects NBC's attempt to move 'The Tonight Show'

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Conan O'Brien says he's rejecting NBC's attempt to move "The Tonight Show" to a post-midnight slot to accommodate Jay Leno'...

Top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by The Nielsen Co. for Oct. 5-11. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (1) "NCIS," CBS, 20.7 million viewers.

2. (5) "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 16.35 million viewers.

3. (3) "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.31 million viewers.

4. (2) "Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis at Tennessee," NBC, 16.02 million viewers.

Coffee Means Something Totally Different In Los Angeles Than It Does In New York

Daily Intel. | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A ‘Page Six’ item highlights a linguistic disparity between the coasts....

Top Reasons Why Nissan Believes Battery Leasing is Advantageous to Leaf Buyers

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nissan's marketing tour of the Nissan Leaf kicked off in Los Angeles.  The tour, which will bring the Leaf to 22 cities in advance of its release da...

Storm hits California; residents warned of possible debris flow near wildfire-ravaged areas

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents across California worried Tuesday about possible flash floods and mudslides as a storm began showering areas devast...

Anglican Leader Warns About Lesbian Bishop

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The leader of Anglicans worldwide issued a warning about the election of a lesbian bishop by the Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. ...

Mike Tyson Arrested After Scuffle With Paparazzi at LAX

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Boxer Mike Tyson has been arrested on suspicion of battery after a confrontation with a photographer at LAX....

Emanuel: U.S. fed up with Israel, Palestinians

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently told the Israeli consul in Los Angeles that the Obama administration is fed up with both Israel and t...

Storecasting: Superdry Brings a British Take on Japanese Style to NYC

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Superdry in Los Angeles via Racked LA Japan-obsessed British brand Superdry is planning to open a New York flagship in a 6000-square-foot space...

Hudson Jeans Introduces More Expensive Denim

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Images via WWD L.A.-based Hudson Jeans has decided that the recession is the very best time to start a higher-priced denim collection, and the resu...

In Focus: Scientology Losing Ground To New Fictionology

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES--According to a report released Monday by the American Institute of Religions, the Church of Scientology, once one of the fastest-growing ...

Simple rabbit ears multiplying in digital TV era

Sky Hi Daily News | SkyHi Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES - On a recent winter night, the Lams and their three children sat in front of a televis ...

Tiger Woods apologizes to supporters, saying he let his family down with 'transgressions'

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods said he let his family down with "transgressions" he regrets "with all of my heart," and that he will...

Jesse Williams Heats Up 'Grey's Anatomy'

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We nearly swooned in our seats when we heard Jesse Williams, the hottie from "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" was added to "Grey's Anatomy" roster ...

Fans Throw Foam On Court In Lakers' Loss To Cavaliers

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — After the Cleveland Cavaliers made the defending NBA champions look ordinary, the Los Angeles Lakers' fans threw up their foam han...

City Is Tapped: Bernard Parks Says Off With Workers' Heads

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ever the Debbie Downer of City Hall, Councilman Bernard Parks says it's time to pay the piper: The city faces a $408 million deficit next year, a $98 ...

Studies: Some nursing home elderly get futile care

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A surprising number of frail, elderly Americans in nursing homes are suffering from futile care at the end of their lives, two new federally funded studies reveal.

One found that putting nursing home residents with failing kidneys on dialysis didn't improve their quality of life and may even push them into further decline. The other showed many with advanced dementia will die within six months and perhaps should have hospice care instead of aggressive treatment.

Medical experts say the new research emphasizes the need for doctors, caregivers and families to consider making the feeble elderly who are near death comfortable rather than treating them as if a cure were possible – more like the palliative care given to terminally ill cancer patients.

"We probably need to be offering a palliative care option to many more patients to make the last days of their lives as comfortable as possible," said Dr. Mark Zeidel of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who was not involved in the studies.

Palliative care focuses on managing symptoms of a disease and a main goal is to relieve pain at the end of life.

Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 22

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Related Companies' Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment proposal dead in the water, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is rethinking what he'd l...

Face heads to L.A. tomorrow night to compete in The Sing-Off

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

​Singing a cappella is an art -- and artform that most of us would be better off not practicing at all. Ever. For any reason. (We're not b...

Bodyguard: Anna Nicole injected with drugs

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — An anguished bodyguard, saying he had to tell what he knew about Anna Nicole Smith's death "or I'm going to die," testified Wednesday that he saw her boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern inject her with a sedative at a time before her death when she was begging for something to help her sleep.

Maurice Brighthaupt said he had seen Stern inject Smith with medications four or five times in Florida and the Bahamas, and also watched the celebrity model's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, inject her once but did not specify the drug. He said he also saw Smith inject herself twice.

Brighthaupt's testimony came during a preliminary hearing to determine if Stern, Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor will stand trial for conspiring to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances,

All three have pleaded not guilty. The defendants are not charged with Smith's death at a Florida hotel in 2007, which was ruled an accidental overdose.

Outside court, Stern's lawyer Steve Sadow said he would prove in cross-examination Thursday that the guard had reason to testify falsely.

Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Multiple sources tell TMZ that actress Brittany Murphy died Saturday night after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be rev...